UNITED WAY

Bismarck City Officials Find $10,000 in Funding for Emergency Shelter

Now the commission is requesting a plan on how the money needs to be spent to provide the service

  BISMARCK, ND — Bismarck city officials have found some funding to take in the homeless for a short period of time. The city commission says $10,000 in funding can be used to help shelter the homeless in the community for about 20 nights. The city’s only emergency shelter for men closed on October 27 and the United Way has…

Fargo Man Kisses Animals to Raise Money for United Way

Monte Jones kissed chickens, a horse, sheep and a donkey

FARGO, N.D. — One local Fargo man decided to help raise money for the United Way by kissing animals. Monte Jones says his two least favorite things are the outdoors and animals, so, for $1 or more, he decided to conquer one of his fears and help an organization which he says does so much good for Fargo-Moorhead. Monte kissed chickens,…

The United Way Hosts Women UNITED Luncheon

Ashley Rhodes–Courter has experienced first–hand what it's like to create a successful future from a hard past

FARGO, ND — Turning a hardship into a positive message is not easy but one woman has traveled from Florida to Fargo to do just that. A New York Times and International Bestselling Author is educating women in the community on how to help children in need. “Women are powerful when they unite,” said Kristina Hein, the United Way Marketing…

From Being a Felon to Gaining a Future

Eric Bridges attributes part of getting back on his feet to his case manager Amy Feland

FARGO, ND — Eric Bridges was left homeless last year after getting out of prison. To get his life together, he turned to resources in the metro including the United Way and the Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership. Filling out a job application was different for Eric Bridges. “Once they get that and see you have a felony, they don’t…

Ellen Hopkins Elementary Students Engage in War Over Donations to the United Way

Ellen Hopkins Elementary School Participated in United Way of Cass Clay's Penny War Fundraiser

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Elementary students in Moorhead collected thousands of pennies as part of a United Way Penny War Fundraiser. Ellen Hopkins Elementary raised nearly 1,500 dollars which will benefit United Way’s backpack program. Senorita Cobbs 2nd Grade Class was the winner of the competition. Students were encouraged to donate their spare pennies to their class, and as part of…

Potato Brothers Serving Up Fresh Tots for the United Way

The Potato Brothers gave a chunk of their profits to the Untied Way during lunchtime near The Depot's newest train mural

FARGO, ND — A food truck parked by The Depot in downtown Fargo spent the day helping people in need here in the valley. The Potato Brothers gave a chunk of their profits to the Untied Way during lunchtime near The Depot’s newest train mural. Park District officials sold raffle tickets to help the cause while also entering lunch goers…

Local Business Shreds Sensitive Documents for a Good Cause

Record Keepers offered their document shredding service for a donation to the United Way

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo business is offering its documents shredding services to help out charities across the Metro. Record Keepers is offering its document shredding services to the public for a donation to United Way of Cass–Clay. The public can bring up to four boxes full of documents or two computer hard drives to shred. The company says the…

The United Way Teams Up with Volunteers to Help Seniors on Annual Day of Caring

volunteers helped out with all kinds of household chores

FARGO, ND — The United Way’s annual Day of Caring paired volunteers with more than 470 senior citizens to help out with household chores. Some companies, such as Microsoft, have been volunteering for years to lend a helping hand. Muriel Domm moved into her home two years ago because she said it was time to downsize. “My kids laugh at me…

Sundog Holds Second Annual Block Party in Support of the United Way

Sundog is a marketing and technology company based in Fargo.

FARGO, ND — People had the chance to enjoy a little grilling and support the United Way in the process. For $5, people could get some brats, burgers and chips at Sundog Interactive’s second annual block party to support United Way. Sundog is a marketing and technology company based in Fargo. The block party is only one part of the…